5 minute Activities!!!

Create a food rainbow! The more colorful our fruits and veggies, the more nutritious. Have students try for three colors during lunch!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

  Watermelon Wednesday!!!
New Changes in our Cafeterias

Centennial Dining Services is making some changes in our Cafeterias to promote all of us eating more fruits and Veggies.  The Harvest Of The Month program highlights a local fruit or veggie for every month.  September will feature watermelon on the salad bar every Wednesday. 
Watermelon is sweet and tasty but also has all of these nutrients: Vitamins A and C; Lycopene, an antioxidant that helps reduce risk of cancer and other diseases; Potassium, which helps the brain tell muscles when to move and promote healthy blood pressure.
But Wait! There are more changes!
The USDA (United States Department Of Agriculture) is also helping us eat more fruits and veggies by making sure that at lunch every student will receive ½ cup of fruits or veggies at lunchtime.  To help make this happen, Elementary schools will have students get their lunch trays then go to the salad bar, then they will type in their lunch number.  The MS and HS will also make sure students are getting their ½ cup of fruits and veggies servings. 

Fruits and Veggies are so important to our health and many studies show that we do not get our recommended amounts.  Dining Services wants to make sure that all students are getting enough nutrients so that we are all healthy and ready to learn!

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